Liquid dish soap is obviously made for cleaning the dishes. But there are many more uses to it. You’ve probably heard about Dawn dish soap that helps animal rescue organizations to remove toxic oils and fleas from animals. Here are 15 other uses to liquid dish soap.
1. Unclog A Toilet
Pour some dish soap in the toilet bowl, pour in some water, then flush to break down the oils and other solutions that cause a clog.
2. Kills Fleas
If your pets have fleas, clean them using lukewarm water and Dawn dish soap.
3. Protect Houseplants
If you want insects to stay away from your plants, add a drop of dish soap and water to a spray bottle, then spray the plants with the mix.
4. Preserve Paintbrushes
When you’re done cleaning your paintbrushes, apply a hint of dish soap to the bristles. That will keep them soft and moisturized.
5. Soften Your Cuticles
If you want to soften your cuticles, soak your fingers in warm water and a few drops of dish soap.
6. Remove Clothing Stains
Make a solution of two cups of water, two tablespoons of dish soap, and two tablespoons of distilled vinegar. Apply it to the stain and let it sit for 20 minutes. Wash it as usual.
7. Silence A Squeaky Hinge
To fix a squeaky door hinge, rub the hinge with some dish soap.
8. Clean Makeup Sponges
Wash your makeup sponges and brushes with warm water and dish soap to clean them well. Then rinse them with warm water.
9. Remove Gum From Hair
It’s okay if you have gum stuck in your hair. It’s easy to remove. Apply some dish soap to the gum and wait for it to break down to pieces.
10. Moldable Ice Pack
If you want an ice pack that doesn’t completely freeze, mix equal parts of dish soap and water, put the mix ina Ziploc bag and put it in your freezer.
11. Clean Brushes And Combs
You should clean your brushes every once in a while. To do so, soak your brushes and combs in a solution of water, liquid dish soap, and Borax.
12. Defog Glasses
To stop your glasses from fogging up, mix some water, rubbing alcohol, and dish soap. Spray your lenses with the solution then wipe them with a clean soft cloth.
13. Remove Grease Stains
If you’re looking for a way to remove grease and oil stains from your driveaway, pour a big amount of dish soap on them, then use a brush to scrub them before rinsing with water.
14. Degrease Tools
Soak your tools in warm water and a few drops of dish soap to remove the grease and dirt from them. Don’t forget to wipe them dry.
15. Strip Hair Color
If your hair dye turned out to be darker than your desireable color, wash your hair with a few drops of dish soap to strip it from the color.